, and on this depends ἐφ᾽ ᾧ
, for which cf. c. 103. 1
—partitive: see c. 9. 2
5. ἐπὶ τῶν σεμνῶν θ. τοῖς βωμοῖς
—at the altars of the Eumenides,
probably the most sacred asylum at Athens. The shrine stood by the cleft in the NE. side of the Areopagus, where the Furies were established, after being reconciled to Athena. τοῖς βωμοῖς
is however probably spurious; the order is suspicious (cf. 5.50 ἐπὶ τὸν βωμὸν τοῦ Διός
), and cf. Arist. Knights
1311 καθῆσθαί μοι δοκεῖ εἰς τὸ Θης εῖον πλεούσαις ἢ 'πὶ τῶν σεμνῶν θεῶν
, and Thesm.
224 (θέω）ἐς τὸ τῶν σεμνῶν θεῶν
6. ἐν τῇ παρόδῳ
, on the way, while passing from the altar of Athena. It was because they feared they were to be killed that they sought asylum a second time.
7. ἐναγεῖς καὶ ἀλιτήριοι τῆς θεοῦ
—cf. Arist. Eq.
445 ἐκ τῶν ἀλιτηρίων σέ φημι γεγονέναι τῆς θεοῦ
(Cleon to the Sausage-man). άλιτήριοι
were thought dangerous people to live with (cf. Neil ad l.c.), and so the Alcmaeonidae were all banished, and at first for ever, Ath. Pol.
i. But they returned, and in 508 a second expulsion took place at the instigation of the opponents of Cleisthenes the Alcmaeonid, who were supported by Cleomenes.